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My science class of eighth graders are building bottle rockets out of 2-liter bottles, paper towel rolls, and cardboard. Three of my students would like to know how to crash a bottle rocket the fastest. What are your suggestions? Please answer this question. Thank you.
- Mr. Babcock (age 32)
Holicong Middle School, Doylestown
Mr. Babcock -
If you are really interested in "crashing" your bottle rockets as
quickly as possible, I would suggest pointing them at the ground. ;) If
your actual goal is to make them fly faster / further, I would suggest
that you look around our site. We have answered several questions
already concerning the construction of bottle rockets - what kind of
fins / noses work best, what ratio of water to air to use, etc. Good
(published on 10/22/2007)
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